Discussion by: Mirror
Richard has said in his book that the genes which have a phenotype that improve chances of survival will also become more common in the species.
Can I conclude that if there is low correlation between the phenotypes and the chances of survival then there is a uniform randomness in the chances of survival and thus no or low evolution?
An example would be a group of monkeys typing randomly on type writers. Given enough time they will type a shakspher play.
With uniform randomness it will take them more than the time the universe is expected to exist to type a shakspher play this way.
With a genetic algorithm the time to write a shakspher play can be reduced to something more practical.
This is also why evolution works, but also why evolution doesn't work when there is no correlation or uniform randomness.
Before you comment that there is no randomness in evolution there is randomness in everything. Randomness is a mathematical tool and randomness is not either 100% or 0%. There are all types of randomness.
And lastely, do you think evolution still happen in the human race or due to uniform randomness we evolve so slow it will take more than the time the universe will exist to introduce new different combinations of genes?